If you’re in the market for a handcrafted sneaker, look no further than the experts at Ermenegildo Zegna, who have partnered with us for the next 2018 BNY Sole Series release. Italian labels are known for their high-quality products, and Ermenegildo Zegna is a shining example with a luxury heritage spanning over 100 years. The business is still family run, and it’s perfected a vulcanized process to produce its classic Vittorio sneaker. After the high-performance rubber sole is created, the sneaker is hand-polished, and the upper is stitched by a skilled artisan—top to bottom, inside and out—100% made in Italy.

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Gray Vulcanizzato Burnished Suede Sneakers / ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Beige Vulcanizzato Burnished Suede Sneakers 

For this special BNY Sole Series edition, we worked with the brand to create two exclusive versions of the sneaker called the Vulcanizzato. Made from hand-burnished suede in either gray or light brown, these exclusive pairs have an artisanal touch.

Another detail you’ll only find in this collaboration is the Pelle Tessuta leather heel patch. That art of weaving leather into fabric is exclusive to Ermenegildo Zegna, and this exceptional craft creates a luxurious design for the two sneakers. The low-top sneakers are comfortable, well-crafted, and fashionable—successfully merging Barneys New York’s aesthetic with the heritage label.

A look at the manufacturing process in Italy. / Photo: Courtesy of Ermenegildo Zegna

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